Edwin J. Tousignant, 86Edwin J. Tousignant, age 86, of Rosemount, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on May 1, 2011.
Edwin J. Tousignant, age 86, of Rosemount, passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on May 1, 2011.
Ed was born on Jan. 24, 1925, in Mendota, Minn., and graduated from Rosemount High School in 1942. He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII and then farmed for many years. He owned and operated Galaxy Golf in Apple Valley and married Lorraine Gerten in 1950. She passed away in 1983. Ed married Kathleen Ryan in 1985.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Everest and Elizabeth (nee Perron) Tousignant; son Gary; siblings Luella (Arthur) Fischer, Leo Tousignant, Betty (Harris) Lawrence, Julia (John) Kelly, Raymond Tousignant, and Irene Tousignant; brothers-in-law Ed Kelly and Roman Moeller. Survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Kathleen ”Kate”; daughters, Julianne (Roger) Keller, Carol (Dave) Harwell, Ellen (Dale) Leidner, Mary (Dave) Korthauer, Kathy (Michael) Goehring; sons James (Darlene) and Mark Tousignant; 17 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; sisters Marion Kelly and Mary Alice Moeller; sisters-in-law Sylvia Perron and Lucille Tousignant; also six stepchildren, Joan Ryan, Judi (Steve) Hawkins, Patsy Ryan (Mark Zweber), Peggy Ryan, Jerry Ryan, and Tom (Janet) Ryan; nine step-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church since 1932. Ed was a 4th Degree Knight and a member of the Knights of Columbus for 66 years, also the Rosemount Lions and the American Legion. He was a man that was loved by many.
Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m. Thursday, April 5, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 13900 Biscayne Ave. W., Rosemount, with visitation from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday at the White Funeral Home, 14560 Pennock Ave., and 1 hour prior to Mass at church. Interment church cemetery.
White Funeral Home, Apple Valley, 952-432-2001, www.whitefuneralhomes.com.